- The warrior-hero kami who according to the Nihongi was sent with a companion Futsu-nushi-no-kami to destroy the malignant kami and pacify the 'central land of reed-plains' before it was taken over by the heavenly kami. Take-mika-zuchi is enshrined at the Kashima jingu, Chiba, and Futsu-nushi (as Iwai-nushi-no-kami) at the nearby Katori jingu, Ibaraki. Both kami are widely worshipped throughout Japan.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.